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Jobs at JEWISHcolorado

Thank you for your interest in employment with JEWISHcolorado. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Chief of Staff and Operations

DEPARTMENT: Executive Management

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARY: The essential function of the Chief of Staff and Operations is to provide strategic counsel to the CEO and other key leaders, leadership for the organization on culture and people systems, management of daily operations and lead a strategic framework for internal and external communications. Through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of JEWISHcolorado, the Chief of Staff will support the CEO in furthering the mission of the organization and carrying out its values. The position reports to the CEO and is responsible for the strategic oversight of HR, Marketing, Events, Programming and Operations/IT.

REPORTS TO: CEO and President

SUPERVISES: Marketing/Events and Administrative teams

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide day-to-day leadership and management that adhere to JEWISHcolorado’s mission and values.
2. A strategic advisor to the CEO on setting priorities, time management and focus, communication, monitoring information flow and playing the role of troubleshooter/gatekeeper.
3. Acting as the communication arm for the CEO, responding to the staff, board, major stakeholders and community on behalf of, or with the CEO
4. Communicate wants, needs, concerns, ideas from employees to CEO in an effective and efficient way.
5. Motivate and lead a high-performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the executive team.
6. Provide strategic oversight and leadership for HR, Marketing, Events, Programming and Operations/IT.
7. Create and maintain cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success.
8. Create and lead a communication framework for donors, employees and executives.
9. Lead the overall marketing strategy of the organization.
10. Work closely with the Chief Development Officer on marketing and communications strategies designed to strengthen total financial resource development.
11. Oversee public relations including positioning of organization in the media.
12. Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the operating needs of the organization.
13. Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes – internal and external. Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the organization to the CEO and/or Board of Directors.
14. Facilitate all Executive Team meetings by planning agendas, previewing and critiquing presentations and reports and driving outcomes and follow-up plans.
15. Provide strategic oversight and guidance on projects of high importance.
16. Responsible for setting the direction of the culture and engaging the staff of the organization in developing and maintaining the agreed-upon culture.
17. Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.
18. Act as a point of contact between top management and employees. Works with the Managers of the departments to resolve employee grievances or other issues.
19. Report the organization’s goals, accomplishments, challenges and recommendations to various lay leaders and committees.
20. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in planning, business, organizational management, nonprofit management or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:
• Ten plus years related experience in nonprofit leadership is preferred.
• Minimum of seven years of marketing and communications experience in senior roles
• Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred.

Other Requirements:
• Strong strategic planning and research skills, advisory group formation, development and leadership skills, working with a variety of organizations and stakeholders.
• Demonstrated expertise in achieving definable results in a complex environment with multiple constituents, working in a high-performance organization.
• Ability to think strategically and bring vision to the position.
• Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to the Board and others.
• Ability to integrate data and information for improved management of operations.
• Successful track record as a team player with a collaborative style and exceptional interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated track record in sound decision-making, problem-solving, use of good judgment and an openness to opinions and ideas of others, including experience with consensus-driven decision-making.
• Ability to determine direction, drive results and make things happen; self-motivated with the ability to positively influence and motivate others.
• Proven project management, conflict resolution and problem-solving/analytical skills.
• Positive and high energy employee with a genuine concern for the well-being of co-workers; willingness to help and/or share ideas, and a passion for strengthening the Jewish community.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type: 37.5-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Lynn Geller with the subject line “Chief of Staff and Operations”


Director of Women’s Philanthropy

DEPARTMENT: Development Department

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARYThe essential function of the Director of Women’s Philanthropy is to seek and secure funding resources and to cultivate and manage relationships with women donors and prospects. This position will have a donor portfolio with special emphasis on women’s giving at various events and within affinity groups and giving societies. The Director will also be responsible for the oversight and management of the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Committee (JWPC), including but not limited to all meetings, activities, programs, and events.

REPORTS TO:    Chief Development Officer (CDO)

SUPERVISES:     N/A

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates as a thought partner with the CDO and the Development team in developing long-term strategies for total financial resource development.
  2. Seeks and secures funds from an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, particularly women.
  3. Cultivates and manages new donor relationships at the Lion of Judah level and above and effectively grows existing relationships throughout the women’s affinity groups.
  4. Partners with major gifts staff and, when appropriate, general campaign staff to ensure seamless and integrated fundraising efforts for individuals, families, and foundations.
  5. Manages all women’s campaign-related operations (including CHOICES, GOLDA, and other events within the women’s campaign function), ensuring the achievement of organizational campaign goals, smooth operations, and good relationships with community constituents and donors.
  6. Partners with volunteer leadership to identify and execute relevant and meaningful programs designed to educate and inspire community engagement and philanthropic giving.
  7. Plans and implements relevant committee and task force meetings. Organizes attendance, logistics, agenda and materials preparation, meeting minutes and follow-up items, ensuring timely delivery and accuracy.
  8. Assists with budget preparation and monitoring for all women’s campaign activities.
  9. Provides support for, and attends, all Women’s Philanthropy events and other events as assigned.
  10. Manages donor records and data for accuracy, timeliness, and any calls to action. Generates reports.
  11. Works with staff responsible for gift processing to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, and analysis of campaign gifts and pledges. Follows-up with donors, as needed, for confirmation.
  12. Recruits and trains volunteers to cultivate and solicit Women’s Philanthropy. Helps connect donors with desired areas of connection and involvement.
  13. Works with the board and committees on women’s donor development and engagement.
  14. Provides general support as necessary. Assists the Chief Development Officer as required.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Strong diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors, volunteers, colleagues and beneficiary organizations.
  2. Demonstrates a willingness to adapt to circumstances and readily accepts changes in the working environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  3. Solicits and uses feedback to improve service. Undertakes self-development activities.
  4. Works ethically and with integrity. Inspires the trust of others.
  5. Stays current in the knowledge and trends relative to the philanthropic field.
  6. Has a strong passion for JEWISHcolorado’s mission and strategic focus.
  7. Demonstrates comfort with results-oriented organization.
  8. Proficiency with donor database management systems and other internal software programs.
  9. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  10. Project and time management experience related to fundraising and event planning.
  11. Ability to prioritize activities and comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change.
  12. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  13. Working knowledge of social media and its marketing outreach application.
  14. Demonstrated volunteer management experience.
  15. Ability to integrate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking into problem solving.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a business field, or an equivalent, is required.

Experience:

  1. A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience supporting a successful fundraising campaign is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  2. Past experience working with major women donors is preferred.
  3. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles is preferred.
  4. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred.

Other Requirements:   This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type:  40-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Maida Goodman with the subject line “Director of Women’s Philanthropy”


Donor Services & Database Manager

DEPARTMENT: Donor Services

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARY: The Donor Services & Database Manager oversees the Donor Services Department and is primarily responsible for all matters related to data integrity and user services for both the Donor Management System and Planned Giving databases. This position interacts with campaign, events, and finance functions to ensure the strategic and effective collection of funds for JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign and Endowments/Donor Advised Funds. This position also oversees all internal processes for the fundraising campaign including pledge entry, payment entry, adjustments, donor acknowledgment letters, statements/invoices, agency payments and provides back-end support for questions and troubleshooting on individual donor accounts. Previous experience working in Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software is required.

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer
SUPERVISES: Donor Services Specialist

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work with donors and various JEWISHcolorado departments to properly manage and track all donor pledges, payments and constituent data within Donor Management System.
  2. Manage methods for ensuring ongoing accuracy and integrity of constituent data including but not limited to adjustments, write-offs, and unapplied payments.
  3. Complete set up of Endowments and Donor Advised Funds with mapping to proper investment platforms.
  4. Work with the donors and agencies to ensure accurate and timely donor directed and Donor Advised Fund distributions.
  5. Manage and process all external correspondence connected with Annual Campaign, Endowments, and Donor Advised Funds including acknowledgment letters and quarterly remittance reminders.
  6. Actively engage with the Campaign, Event and Finance departments on all aspects of billing and payment processing.
  7. Supervise and organize the year-end donor summary of dollars raised as required by the IRS, and provide timely information to donors.
  8. Develop and execute a strategic plan for the collections campaign including billing, communications, and lay and professional assignments.
  9. Liaise with Finance Department on the monthly reconciliation of pledges and payments and other reporting needs.
  10. Liaise with Events Department to ensure proper reconciliation of all events.
  11. Initiate and manage the division rollover with the Campaign Department to include proper solicitor assignments within the database.
  12. Generate regular reports and analytics to support the development team and all related functions
  13. Establish in-house procedures for data management and help train employees on these procedures.
  14. Create new Designations in DAVID (our custom Blackbaud database). Work with Finance to map correctly to CoA.
  15. Analyze data and generate key metrics to assist senior management with strategic decision-making.
  16. Investigate and identify reported problems with the system, coordinate solutions with the JFNA or software vendor as needed, including entering tickets for CRM Support, to ensure smooth Functional system operations.
  17. Learn the configuration options for DAVID and manage the configuration set up and changes for the DAVID environment
  18. Be an internal trainer, providing effective instruction and good customer service so all staff in the organization are empowered to use DAVID to meet their professional responsibilities and the organization’s overall goals.
  19. Create data integrity reports to identify errors and supervise the correction of the data.
  20. Conduct data integrity testing, data clean-up tasks, and NCOA updates
  21. Provide guidance on best practices, standards, policies, and procedures for data entry, staff training, and data security.
  22. Work closely with the JCo IT Director on database service packs, upgrades, plug-ins, feature testing, data uploads and mergers, as well as integration between donor database, accounting and marketing systems as appropriate.
  23. Recommend for hire, train, supervise and assist with the evaluation of the work of data management entry personnel to maintain effective and efficient operational flow and to achieve department and Federation goals within established timeframes.
  24.  Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel
  2. Superior knowledge of fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge with proficiency in SQL processes
  3. Excellent communication skills in person, on the phone, and in writing
  4. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and be detail oriented
  5. Discretion handling and communicating sensitive and confidential information
  6. Ability to work in a team environment
  7. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  8. A positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

1. Bachelor’s degree required

Experience:

1. Three to five years work experience in a fundraising database related capacity

2. Two+ years of administrative or accounting experience preferred

3. Experience working in non-profit or education is preferred

4. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred

Other Requirements: This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type: 37-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Joanna Hootnick with the subject line “Donor Services & Database Manager”.


Endowment & Planned Gifts Manager

DEPARTMENT: Development Department

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARY: The essential function of the Endowment & Planned Gifts Manager is to research, manage and secure funding sources derived from core areas of planned giving including legacy gifts, endowments, trusts, bequests, and similar models. The E & PG Manager is responsible for the oversight/management of Donor Advised Fund holders, and other planned giving instruments. This position also supports the Chief Development Officer in planned giving/endowment sales. S/he will also have a donor portfolio with special emphasis on legacy gift recognition and stewardship and legacy prospects.

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer (CDO)

SUPERVISES: TBD

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure usage, tracking, and securing of proper documentation for each legacy donor, including organization of past documentation
  2. Participates as a thought partner with the CDO in developing long-term strategy for total financial resource development.
  3. Stewards a plan for endowments, donors advised funds, and bequests/estate gifts that align with JEWISHcolorado’s mission, impact areas, and strategy.
  4. Plays lead role in legacy campaigns internally and externally.
  5. Manages endowment-related operations and priorities to established goals.
  6. Manages a portfolio of designated donors and prospects for planned gifts at any level, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
  7. Designs and delivers timely planned giving reports reflecting campaign activity and progress and supplies campaign-related decision-support data to CDO and others who need it.
  8. Assists with budget preparation for endowment and planned gifts.
  9. Stays current in the knowledge and trends relative to the philanthropic field.
  10. Works with the board and appropriate standing committees on development activities that maximize their interests, time, and abilities to further the performance of JEWISHcolorado.
  11. Participates, where appropriate, in the JFNA community.
  12. Offers educational opportunities and materials regarding planned gifts for fellow staff and prospects/donors as well as strives to enhance and grow personal knowledge in area.
  13. Provides stewardship of donors who have already announced a commitment to planned gifts
  14. Helps write marketing materials and communications for any planned giving program and manages the outreach strategy for planned giving program.
  15. Explores, refines and oversees – with Finance – endowment policy and reporting.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Proficiency and strong working knowledge of fundraising, particularly planned giving vehicles.
  2. Preferred to have an understanding of the Jewish community and the Jewish Federation of North America system.
  3. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  4. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  5. Demonstrates effective communication skills including an ability to prepare and deliver presentations to various audiences with various levels of knowledge.
  6. Demonstrates maturity, sound judgment, and high ethical standards.
  7. Has experience working with volunteer boards as a volunteer or a staff support.
  8. Must be proficient in current versions of donor database management software, MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel; basic understanding of Windows XP and/or Windows 7.
  9. Flexible schedule as this position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, ideally in non-profit management, marketing, or business.
  2. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  1. Minimum of five years of experience in a fundraising organization.
  2. Minimum of three years in financial resource development and management/supervision.
  3. Experience working in a management position, or serving on the board of, foundations.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type:37.5-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 20 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Joanna Hootnick with the subject line “Endowment & Planned Gifts Manager”